Following a drive-in Petersfield, Westmoreland, which resulted in nearly 200 persons receiving a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the JN Foundation is back on the road with its Immunise… Save Lives campaign and will making two stops in Manchester on November 24 and 30.
The Foundation will be administering the three available vaccines- AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer (for children 12 to 17 years and adults over 50 years)- at the Bishop Gibson High School, Newleigh Road, Mandeville on Wednesday, November 24, and then at the Port Mahoe Seventh-day Adventist Church in Plowden District, southern Manchester on Tuesday, the 30th. Both events will begin at 9:00 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m.
“We’re continuing with our message and the initiatives so that- not if- but when the fourth wave comes, we will be better prepared as a country and we won’t have to return to the chaotic scenes of August and September when our hospitals were running out of oxygen and beds,” commented Claudine Allen, general manager, JN Foundation.
“We want to get back to our good old Jamaican life.”
Among rural parishes, Manchester has the third highest incidence of COVID-19 infections since the pandemic began in March 2020. It had registered nearly 6,000 cases up to November 19. According to Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) data up to October 31, only 19.5 percent had received at least one dose of a vaccine.
Persons are being encouraged to register ahead of visiting the sites on November 24 and 30, although walk-ins will be accepted, Ms Allen said. “You can register via the MOHW’s website, www.moh.gov.jm, and be assured that you will be processed faster than if you had just walked in,” Miss Allen said.